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    Two gun S.A. modern day Texas sheriff

    I came across this picture I have of a holster I made for a forum member some years back. He said he wanted a SAA holster to match his service belt. I figured he meant to wear off duty hunting or fishing, etc. But turned out he was a Police Chief and packed a pair of single action .45s on duty. I recalled his name was "Reece" then looked at an east Texas map if any cities rang a bell. "Jacksonville" did and that was it. Then I saw Reece was his first name. He wore a Colt strong side in the basketweave holster I made him along with a cartridge slide and a Cimarron cross draw. He qualified with both and has been in shootouts but not with these guns. He didn't elaborate and I didn't intrude asking details. He's "RDaniel" here but hasn't posted in a long time. Here's an article about him and a picture he sent me back then.

    https://www.jacksonvilleprogress.com...f3cd02a9a.html

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    Quality Craftsmanship Sir...

    I hope Captain Reece is alive and well...and enjoying that holster.

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    Thanks for bringing that here, it was very interesting.

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    He sure led an interesting life!!
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    Good looking rig for an interesting fellow!!
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    This brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Thanks Wyatt, that was interesting. In 1978 I was flying my citabria from California to Wisconsin. Weather forced me down at Murdo S. Dakota for about three days. Somehow I got hooked up with the county sheriff, Mac Mc something. He was about sixty years old at the time. Mac carried a nickel colt 4 3/4" saa in .45 colt. I think he was a one man show for the county serving warrants etc. I rode with him a few days since I was marooned. Mac drove a old red comet with the seat springs poking me. He kept a single barrel shotgun in the car.
    I think he was the second and last leo I ever seen to still carry a single action. Somewhere I have a picture of him standing by my plane and will post it if I can find and print it. That story reminded me of Mac.
    Did find a picture of me and the plane back about then.
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    Thanks for sharing this. I think your holster and the rig look good, although I think he should have you make up a cross draw with basket weave to match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feralmerril View Post
    Thanks Wyatt, that was interesting. In 1978 I was flying my citabria from California to Wisconsin.

    That's a long way in a Citabria ,Merrill.
    Hopefully you got in some aerobatics at least.
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    That was many years ago. Yes, I did some basic aerobatics. I had it stored many years and finally got it restored, flew it a year or two and sold it about two years ago. I got health problems and the wife wouldn't fly with me. If she would we would have been close to useful as we both are huge and gas would be nice to take along. It`s a 1972 GCBC.
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